Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

By Dontay Stevenson Workers at the UPS facility in Charlotte have been subjected to dangerous working conditions related to increasing workloads and work speedups ordered by supervisors and corporate management. In just the past week, four workers have been injured. One worker had a large stack of packages fall on him while using a load stand, causing him to fall off of the stand. Afterwards, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Photo credit: WBTV Charlotte By Julian Oddo After several months of an internal examination of policies, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced that they would not be enacting any changes to their search warrant procedures. This ‘internal examination’ was nothing more than a charade to deceive those who took part in May Uprisings—the promise of potential reforms was used in an attempt to demobilize … Continue reading Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Worker Correspondents: Temps at Gilbane Construction Work Dangerous Conditions for Low Pay

By Sarah Ahmed Temp workers contracting for Gilbane Construction Company in Charlotte, NC frequently face life-threatening conditions on job sites for very low pay and conduct work without the necessary safety equipment. In one incident, two workers contracting through Staff Zone were slammed into a wall while removing a buckhoist, a type of construction elevator on the outside of a building, as a result of … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Temps at Gilbane Construction Work Dangerous Conditions for Low Pay

Charlotte: Police Force Revealed to Hold Contract with Dataminr Surveillance Company

By Julian Oddo In early April, it was revealed that the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department (CMPD) has a contract agreement with Dataminr Inc, a New York-based company that was used by police departments across the country to surveil social media and track activists during the summer uprisings for Black lives and against the police. A representative from the City of Charlotte said they were first approached … Continue reading Charlotte: Police Force Revealed to Hold Contract with Dataminr Surveillance Company

Charlotte: US Marshals Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man, Family Holds Vigil 

By Julian Oddo Early Tuesday morning, US Marshals in Charlotte murdered Frankie Jennings, an unarmed 32-year-old Black man in front of his son at a gas station in Plaza Parkwood. Jennings’ family and friends, who called him “Pop,” held a vigil in the evening following the killing, the same day they were originally preparing to celebrate Jennings’ birthday. Tribune spoke with eyewitnesses at the Den’s … Continue reading Charlotte: US Marshals Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man, Family Holds Vigil 

Charlotte: US Marshals disparan y asesinan a hombre negro sin arma, velado por familia

Por Julian Oddo El martes por la manana, US Marshals en Charlotte asasinaron a Frankie Jennings, un hombre negro sin arma de 32 años frente de su hijo en una gasolinera en Plaza Parkwood. La familia y amigos de Jennings, quienes lo llamaban “Pop,” organizaron un velorio la noche siguiente del asesinato, el mismo día en que se preparaban originalmente para celebrar el cumpleaños de … Continue reading Charlotte: US Marshals disparan y asesinan a hombre negro sin arma, velado por familia

Charlotte: Snyder’s-Lance Employees Describe Lack of Sick Pay, Workplace Injuries, Death

Photo credit: WBTV By Dontay Stevenson A worker at one of the Snyder’s-Lance Factories in Charlotte recently spoke with Tribune of the People about the conditions inside the facility. The worker informed Tribune that management takes deliberate steps to avoid paying their permanent workers higher wages by hiring temp workers or outside contractors for maintenance-related jobs. Once hired, the temp workers receive very little in … Continue reading Charlotte: Snyder’s-Lance Employees Describe Lack of Sick Pay, Workplace Injuries, Death

Video: Interview with Nigerian ‘End SARS’ Protester in Charlotte

By Jakob Stein This past Sunday, roughly 50 protesters gathered in uptown Charlotte in solidarity with the ongoing ‘End SARS’ protests in Nigeria. The protests against police brutality and murder have been raging for two weeks, and although they have already forced the government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), they have continued demanding for the release of arrested protesters and restitution for the … Continue reading Video: Interview with Nigerian ‘End SARS’ Protester in Charlotte

Charlotte: Protesters Confront Serial Rapist at Home

By Miriam Cordova On Wednesday evening in Charlotte, activists held a demonstration at the home of local serial rapist Brian Williams. The protesters assembled on Williams’ front lawn and pounded on his front door, chanting, “Brian Williams go away! Serial rapists have to pay!” Williams came to the door multiple times and attempted to intimidate activists by brandishing a shotgun and threatening to kill them … Continue reading Charlotte: Protesters Confront Serial Rapist at Home